Coastal Orthopedics Blog

why are concussions becoming such a problem?

In recent years, the general public has become more educated about the dangers of concussions than at any previous time in history. This increased awareness may be attributed in part to advances in sports medicine, improvements in diagnosis and treatment, and increased media coverage — particularly of major sports stars, both past and present, who have suffered career-threatening head injuries.

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OVERTRAINING SYNDROME: WHAT IS IT? — AND HOW TO AVOID IT

Competitive athletes learn from their first day of training that in order to become better, stronger, and faster, they need to train harder than they have ever done before.

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New understanding about tendonitis and antibiotics

Broad-spectrum antibiotics are an extraordinary medical development. Taken as directed, they have saved countless lives by treating and even preventing certain types of bacteria-caused infections. Millions of people have safely taken these drugs to successfully combat infections of their sinuses, lungs, and urinary tracts.

However, in 2008, 2013, and 2016, the US FDA (Food and Drug...

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High School Football Injuries and your Orthopedic Physician | Corpus Christi, Texas

More than one million high school athletes play football in the United States each year. The sport is characteristically exciting, fast-paced, and physically rough, ensuring that every player will regularly experience all manner of bumps and bruises during their season.

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What is SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME? (Signs, Symptoms, & Treatments) | Corpus Christi, Texas

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common cause of shoulder pain that may affect anyone who performs repeated reaching and lifting over their heads.

Also known as subacromial impingement syndrome, it occurs deep inside the shoulder, when the bones of the shoulder blade and upper arm chafe against the top of the rotator cuff.

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Risks of not treating an injury immediately | Corpus Christi, Texas

People injure themselves every day, but not everyone seeks treatment immediately like they should. If you have a musculoskeletal injury like a concussion, bone break, sprain, or ligament or tendon damage, not seeking treatment could have serious consequences for your health.

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RICE treatment: why it works so well for minor injuries

RICE treatment, or RICE therapy, is the immediate application of Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation to a minor soft tissue injury like a sprain. RICE is a popular first aid treatment designed to help manage swelling, pain, and blood flow.

It has the advantage of being simple enough that anyone can use it — on the athletic field, at the site of an accident, or at home.

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Golf injuries: most common, how to prevent, therapies for

Are you a golfer with a sore lower back? Is your elbow, hand, wrist, knee, or shoulder causing you pain? You may have a golf injury brought on by poor form or repetitive strain.

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Tennis injuries: most common, how to prevent, therapies for

Tennis is a relatively safe, low-impact sport that is popular with people of all ages. However, tennis injuries can happen to anyone. Some of the most common injuries may surprise you.

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Most common weekend warrior SPORTS injuries

If you're an adult who participates in a strenuous sport or physical activity on the weekends, you're what's called a "weekend warrior." Getting out and exercising is a good thing — but if, like most Americans, you've been sitting 40 or more hours per week, you're likely to see an injury in your future.

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